New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
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Sections 1-30 of an incomplete extended poem describing the artist's connection to the radical black tradition. The completed poem will be formed of 180 sections. "Lessons are all about constraints, they are thirty seconds, must feature a black...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), african-american, body, consumer culture, diary, politics, post-colonialism, television

Lessons: XXXI-LX
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Sections 31-61 of an incomplete extended poem describing the artist's connection to the radical black tradition. The completed poem will be formed of 180 sections. "Lessons are all about constraints, they are thirty seconds, must feature a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), african-american, body, consumer culture, poetry, politics, post-colonialism, television

2016 | 1:37:17
FEELINGS
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An original program for VDB TV curated by Rachael Rakes and Leo Goldsmith. These striking videos each examine a force of feeling which is beyond emotion or affect, and which often elicit physical sensation.

 

Collection: Curated Compilations, New Releases

Tags: architecture, body, dance, gender, humor, language, love, memory, mental landscape, performance, philosophy, race

Rirkrit Tiravaniha: An Interview
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Rirkrit Tiravanija’s work explores the social role of the artist, and that role’s ability to create interactive spaces for people to come together. Focusing less on the construction of discrete objects, he maintains a practice predicated on diffuse...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews

Tags: conceptual art, interview, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Marisa Olson: An Interview
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Growing up in the early computer age, around machines like the Commodore 64, had a formative effect on Marisa Olson and her subsequent artistic career. Now operating across a diverse spectrum of media including video, performance, and even the...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews

Tags: interview, multimedia, technology, vdb interviews

Simone Forti: An Interview
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The later 1950s and early 1960s saw the development and proliferation of radically new forms of dance driven by a desire to understand the essentiality of movement divorced from traditional, balletic and modern syntaxes. At the forefront of this new...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: body, dance, interview, performance, vdb interviews

Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week
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Welcome to David Wojnarowicz Week is the follow up to A Boy Needs a Friend. Reinke proposes a new holiday with the motto MORE RAGE LESS DISGUST: David Wojnarowicz Week and takes us through his seven days of celebration. Plankton, Kafka, Bette Davis...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: death and dying, found footage, lgbtq, memory

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In October 1969, the Videofreex visited the home of wealthy political and social activist, Lucy Montgomery, as she was hosting the Black Panther Party of Chicago during one of their most fraught times – the period just after Chairman Bobby Seale was...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: activism, african-american, documentation, interview, journalism, politics, social justice, television

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Eerily drifting through soft fades, superimposed images, close-ups, and visual feedback, this tape follows less a narrative structure and more a stringing together of seemingly random activities, set against two very different soundtracks. The video...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: documentation, gender, labor